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New build this spring have some questions!

whoischriscates

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Well I have an 88 ranger mud truck I bought with plans of building it into a mega truck. I've come to the realization that my budget is not going to allow that anywhere in the near future. So i have decided to build a trail truck style truck out of it. My plans are to use the d44 and 9 inch it already has and either 3-link or 4-link it with coilovers or nitrogen shocks and 37" tires. Will upgrade to 1 tons and bigger tires down the road. My question is can I build a truck that will perform very well in the trails and also that i can take to the dunes and get some air without messing stuff up. Not talkin anything crazy just enough to be fun.
 


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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
I'm sure it can be done. But there will be compromises in either type of use.

In reality, what I have seen is the "fun" becomes "crazy" in a split second without thinking. It takes about as much time as removing a bottle cap.
 

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Right, I mean I'm not trying to have the ultimate trail rig I just want something that will perform well and be fun wherever I take it.
 

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